Over 6, 000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical “Quints” playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in. As the fight over custody and revenues turns increasingly explosive, Emma is torn between the fishbowl sanctuary of Quintland and the wider world, now teetering on the brink of war.
The Quintland Sisters: A Novel #ad - Reluctant midwife emma trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. While the rest of the world delights in their sameness, Emma sees each girl as unique: Yvonne, Cécile, Marie, Annette, and Émilie.
A historical novel that will enthrall you. Steeped in research, the quintland sisters is a novel of love, heartache, and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, resilience, coming-of-age story bound up in one of the strangest true tales of the past century. With her quirky eye for detail, Emma records every strange twist of events in her private journals.
Winter Sisters: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Determined not to give up hope, Dr. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing. Stunning. Sutter must fight the most powerful of albany's citizens, risking personal and public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile, putting at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs.
Winter Sisters: A Novel #ad - . When what happened to them is finally revealed, Dr. That feels utterly timely. People, “the best new books”new york, 1879: An epic blizzard descends on Albany, devastating the city. As contemporary as it is historic, part family saga, Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller, and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capable.
Oliveira writes with feeling. The new york times Book Review“An engrossing story. Mary sutter, a former Civil War surgeon, searches for the two sisters.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice RooseveltBerkley #ad - As juicy and enlightening as a page in Meghan Markle's diary. Instyle“presidential darling, america’s sweetheart, national rebel: Teddy Roosevelt’s swashbuckling daughter Alice springs to life in this raucous anthem to a remarkable woman. Kate quinn, new york times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The HuntressA sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton.
. Alice may be the president's daughter, but she's nobody's darling. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements. But washington, dc is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon.
American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt #ad - As bold as her signature color alice blue, cigarette-smoking, the gum-chewing, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves—oceans of them. As alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it's no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument—and Alice intends to outlast them all.
The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne QuintupletsSchwartz & Wade #ad - The dionne quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, sarah miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.
Overnight, Émilie, annette, and marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, Yvonne, Cécile, defying medical history with every breath they took. In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world. When the dionne quintuplets were born on may 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour.
The Miracle & Tragedy of the Dionne Quintuplets #ad - In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family--and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years.
Dollbaby: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - Fortunately, dollbaby, queenie, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, Fannie’s black cook, and her smart-mouthed daughter, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion.
Fannie’s new orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been—and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum—is like no one she has ever met. A top ten finalist for best historical novel, goodreads choice awards, and a libraryreads and okra picka big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure.
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By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts.
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - While she can handle most situations, Becky is still uneasy helping women deliver their babies. Patience too has changed. Married and expecting a baby herself, she is relying on Becky to keep the mothers of Hope River safe. But becoming a midwife and ushering precious new life into the world is not Becky’s only challenge.
The usa today bestselling author of the midwife of Hope River returns with a heartfelt sequel, a novel teeming with life and full of humor and warmth, one that celebrates the human spirit. The great depression has hit West Virginia hard. Men are out of work; women struggle to feed hungry children. Her skills and courage will be tested when a calamitous forest fire blazes through a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.
The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel #ad - . And she must find a way to bring Isaac back to life and rediscover the hope they both need to go on. Full of humor and compassion, the reluctant midwife is a moving tribute to the power of optimism and love to overcome the most trying circumstances and times, and is sure to please fans of the poignant Call the Midwife series.
Luckily, nurse Becky Myers has returned to care for them. For these mothers-to-be, she relies on an experienced midwife, her dear friend Patience Murphy. Though she is happy to be back in hope river, time and experience have tempered Becky’s cheerfulness-as tragedy has destroyed the vibrant spirit of her former employer Dr Isaac Blum, who has accompanied her.
Tender Victory: A NovelOpen Road Media #ad - Beneath the town’s placid surface run buried religious divisions. To his dismay, his coal-mining community of Barryfield, Pennsylvania, greets this makeshift family with prejudice and distrust. Dealing with such prejudice turns more sinister still when a local newspaper publisher cynically uses the story for his own purposes.
Fletcher’s commitment to raising the children according to their individual faiths—two Protestant, two Catholic, and one Jewish—meets with horrific levels of intolerance. . Upon learning they have no homes or families to return to, Fletcher decides to bring them to America. New york times bestseller: the “touching and effective” story of an American minister who returns home from WWII with five orphaned Holocaust survivors The New York Times.
Tender Victory: A Novel #ad - Johnny fletcher serves wounded soldiers from the battlefield as a military chaplain during World War II. Rev. Together with lorry summerfield, disillusioned daughter of Barryfield’s most powerful figure, the beautiful, Fletcher must try to awaken the townspeople to the better angels of their nature before it’s too late.
His forté is spiritual solace in the darkest of times, but his life changes when he performs a public heroic act: facing down an angry mob intent on attacking five young Holocaust survivors.
The Two-Family House: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - No one knows why, and no one can stop it. You may do a lot of sobbing, but don't worry, you'll be smiling by the end. Bustle, "12 spring break reads to help you escape normal life"**buzzfeed, "14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books"**Popsugar, "6 Books You Should Read""A novel you won't be able to put down. Diane chamberlain, two babies are born, 1947: In the midst of a blizzard, New York Times bestselling authorBrooklyn, in a two-family brownstone, minutes apart.
The mothers are sisters by marriage: dutiful, quiet Rose, generous Helen, who wants nothing more than to please her difficult husband; and warm, the exhausted mother of four rambunctious boys who seem to need her less and less each day. An emotional but dreamy novel that. Will transport you far, far away from your next dreary Monday morning.
The Two-Family House: A Novel #ad - Raising their families side by side, supporting one another, Rose and Helen share an impenetrable bond forged before and during that dramatic winter night. When the storm passes, life seems to return to normal; but as the years progress, small cracks start to appear and the once deep friendship between the two women begins to unravel.
. One misguided choice; one moment of tragedy. Heartbreak wars with happiness and almost, but not quite, wins.
As Bright as HeavenBerkley #ad - Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. From the acclaimed author of a bridge across the ocean and The Last Year of the War comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love.
In 1918, philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Into this bustling town, came pauline bright and her husband, Maggie, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, and Willa--a chance at a better life.
As Bright as Heaven #ad - But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it.
As bright as heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.
The Sweethearts: Tales of love, laughter and hardship from the Yorkshire Rowntree's girlsHarperCollins #ad - The smell of chocolate was in the air but as she walked up the road, as britain endured war, hardship and strikes, depression, her footsteps slowed at the daunting thought of what lay ahead…”From the 1930s through to the 1980s, the women at the Rowntree’s factory in York kept the chocolates coming.
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Whether in wartime or peace, tales of love, just two days after leaving school, laughter and hardship from the girls in the Rowntrees factory in Yorkshire“On a warm Monday morning in 1932, fourteen-year-old Madge was about to join her nine brothers and sisters at Rowntree’s.
Embers of Childhood: Growing Up a WhitneyArcade #ad - But money itself is not the source of happiness. As flora steps back in time to trace the origins of her family’s fortune and where it stands today, she takes a discerning look at how wealth and excess shaped her life, for better and for worse. In this wonderfully evocative memoir, critiques, Flora Miller Biddle examines, and pays homage to the people and places of her childhood that shaped her life.
The granddaughter of the whitney museum founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, her childhood played out in a sort of Wharton landscape as she was shielded from the woes of the world. A look into the privileged world of the American Aristocracy of the Early Twentieth Century Flora Miller Biddle was born a blue-blood.
Embers of Childhood: Growing Up a Whitney #ad - Glimpses into the elegance of a vanderbilt ball thrown by her great-grandparents and the yearly production of traveling from her childhood home on Long Island to their summer home in Aiken, despite being in the same house, are measured against memoires of strict governesses with stricter rules in a childhood separate from her parents, South Carolina, and the ever-present pressure to measure up in her studies and lessons.