Mother of Shadows

Mother of Shadows
Author: Meg Anne
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-07-23
ISBN 10: 9781548359744
ISBN 13: 1548359742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother of Shadows Book Review:

Helena's life had always been quiet. In fact, she liked it that way. When her childhood friend returns home and tells her that she is the prophesied ruler of the Chosen, those blessed with the gift of magic, her quiet life goes up in flames. Suddenly Helena finds herself surrounded by a circle of protectors, each having sworn their loyalty to her since her birth. All except for one: her Mate. It's not enough that she learn how to use her magic and undergo a trial to prove her worthiness; in order to claim her title, Helena must also find the man who carries the other half of her soul. Exiled due to a past he had no part in, Von is the last man the Chosen expect Helena to select. Despite their protests, his soul calls to hers and there's no denying that he was made for her. But the prophecy stands and all isn't as it seems. There's an enemy lurking within plain sight who will stop at nothing to destroy her.

Mothers and Shadows

Mothers and Shadows
Author: Marta Traba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173009932839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mothers and Shadows Book Review:

Thriller of two women caught up in Latin America's hell of the Dirty War. Authentic writing from the period.

Shadow Mothers

Shadow Mothers
Author: Cameron Lynne Macdonald
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-02-09
ISBN 10: 0520947819
ISBN 13: 9780520947818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Mothers Book Review:

Shadow Mothers shines new light on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with the "shadow mothers" they hire. Cameron Lynne Macdonald illuminates both sides of an unequal and complicated relationship. Based on in-depth interviews with professional women and childcare providers— immigrant and American-born nannies as well as European au pairs—Shadow Mothers locates the roots of individual skirmishes between mothers and their childcare providers in broader cultural and social tensions. Macdonald argues that these conflicts arise from unrealistic ideals about mothering and inflexible career paths and work schedules, as well as from the devaluation of paid care work.

My Mother s Shadow The unputdownable summer read about a mother s shocking secret that changed everything

My Mother s Shadow  The unputdownable summer read about a mother s shocking secret that changed everything
Author: Nikola Scott
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 9781472241160
ISBN 13: 1472241169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother s Shadow The unputdownable summer read about a mother s shocking secret that changed everything Book Review:

Addie thinks she knows everything about her mother. But when a stranger appears claiming to be her sister, she realises that her life so far has been a lie. But why? 'Intriguing, twisting... I loved it' Dinah Jefferies. 'A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose' Erin Kelly. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Santa Montefiore. Hartland House has always been a faithful keeper of secrets... 1958. Sent to beautiful Hartland to be sheltered from her mother's illness, Liz spends the summer with the wealthy Shaw family. They treat Liz as one of their own, but their influence could be dangerous... Now. Addie believes she knows everything about her mother Elizabeth and their difficult relationship until her recent death. When a stranger appears claiming to be Addie's sister, she is stunned. Is everything she's been told about her early life a lie? How can you find the truth about the past if the one person who could tell you is gone? Addie must go back to that golden summer her mother never spoke of...and the one night that changed a young girl's life for ever. 'A compelling family story... Beautifully written and evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s' Sheila O'Flanagan. 'Trembles with family secrets' Victoria Fox

Her Mother s Shadow

Her Mother s Shadow
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 148805312X
ISBN 13: 9781488053122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Mother s Shadow Book Review:

Get swept up in the continuing emotional saga of Kiss River in this final compelling instalment of the Keeper of the Light trilogy, from New York Times bestselling author Diane Chamberlain. Annie A loving mother and wife, Annie O’Neill was the heart of the small community of Kiss River. But her generous nature hid a darker side that remained secret for years after her tragic death. Lacey When Lacey O’Neill finally learns the shattering truth about the mother she’s spent a decade emulating, the foundation of her life begins to crumble. Then her close childhood friend dies, leaving her teenage daughter, Mackenzie, in Lacey’s care, and Lacey unwillingly finds herself in the role of mother. Mackenzie Uprooted by her mother’s death, Mackenzie resents her new home of Kiss River. She wants nothing to do with the father who never knew she existed—and especially not her mother’s oldest friend. But the person who could understand her best might be the one she resents most: Lacey. Originally published in 2004

Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock
Author: Willa Cather
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-24
ISBN 10: 0307805263
ISBN 13: 9780307805263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows on the Rock Book Review:

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends—and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.

Mother of Shadows

Mother of Shadows
Author: Kathe Todd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780896200173
ISBN 13: 0896200175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mothers and Shadows

Mothers and Shadows
Author: Marta Traba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015018842578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mothers and Shadows Book Review:

A powerful novel of women in Latin America's hell of the disappeared.

Her Mother s Shadow

Her Mother s Shadow
Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2012-10-16
ISBN 10: 0778314804
ISBN 13: 9780778314806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Her Mother s Shadow Book Review:

Chamberlain tells the story of a woman who rebuilds her life years after witnessing the murder of her mother. When the murderer comes up for parole, Lacey O'Neill's thoughts return to that tragic episode and to the mother she never really knew. Reissue.

Mother in the Shadows

Mother in the Shadows
Author: Maureen Cooke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781875894871
ISBN 13: 187589487X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother in the Shadows Book Review:

My Mother the Psychopath

My Mother  the Psychopath
Author: Olivia Rayne
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN 10: 1473558816
ISBN 13: 9781473558816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother the Psychopath Book Review:

What do you do when the person you’re meant to trust the most in the world is the one trying to destroy you? ‘When people met her they thought how lovely she was, this attractive woman with a beautiful laugh. But she was one person in public and another behind closed doors. Who would she be today? The loving mother? The trusted teacher? The monster destroying my life?’ Olivia has been afraid ever since she can remember. Out of sight, she was subjected to cruelty and humiliation at the hands of the one person who should have loved and protected her at all times – her mother, Josephine. While appearing completely normal to the outside world, Josephine displayed all the signs of being a psychopath – unbeknown to her daughter until adulthood – and Olivia grew up feeling scared, worthless and exploited. Even when she found the courage to cut ties, her mother found new ways to manipulate and deceive, attempting to destroy her life with a vicious campaign of abuse. Now Olivia has come to terms with her past and gives a fascinating, harrowing and deeply unsettling insight into what it’s like growing up with a psychopathic parent.

A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows
Author: Frances Hardinge
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-10-17
ISBN 10: 1683351061
ISBN 13: 9781683351061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Skinful of Shadows Book Review:

A Skinful of Shadows is a dark YA historical fantasy set in the early part of the English Civil War. Makepeace is an illegitimate daughter of the aristocratic Fellmotte family, and as such, she shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts. Reluctant to accept her appointed destiny as vessel for a coterie of her ancestors, she escapes. As she flees the pursuing Fellmottes across war-torn England, she accumulates a motley crew of her own allies, including outcasts, misfits, criminals, and one extremely angry dead bear. From Costa Book of the Year winner Frances Hardinge comes a new dark historical fantasy that’s sure to satisfy her leagues of fans who are eager for more.

The Shadows

The Shadows
Author: Alex North
Publsiher: Celadon Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1250318025
ISBN 13: 9781250318022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadows Book Review:

"If you liked The Whisper Man, you’ll love this. Alex North has crafted a second novel which is just as gripping as his first and even scarier. Hugely atmospheric and deliciously creepy, it’s about how the past encroaches on the present, and how dreaming influences reality, until in the frightening world of The Shadows, it becomes harder and harder to tell one from the other... and the nightmare takes over." – Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient The haunting new thriller from Alex North, author of the New York Times bestseller The Whisper Man You knew a teenager like Charlie Crabtree. A dark imagination, a sinister smile--always on the outside of the group. Some part of you suspected he might be capable of doing something awful. Twenty-five years ago, Crabtree did just that, committing a murder so shocking that it’s attracted that strange kind of infamy that only exists on the darkest corners of the internet--and inspired more than one copycat. Paul Adams remembers the case all too well: Crabtree--and his victim--were Paul’s friends. Paul has slowly put his life back together. But now his mother, old and suffering from dementia, has taken a turn for the worse. Though every inch of him resists, it is time to come home. It's not long before things start to go wrong. Paul learns that Detective Amanda Beck is investigating another copycat that has struck in the nearby town of Featherbank. His mother is distressed, insistent that there's something in the house. And someone is following him. Which reminds him of the most unsettling thing about that awful day twenty-five years ago. It wasn't just the murder. It was the fact that afterward, Charlie Crabtree was never seen again...

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0143126393
ISBN 13: 9780143126393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadow of the Wind Book Review:

Representing the letter “Z” in a series of 26 collectible editions, a new design of a classic novel follows the son of an antiquarian book dealer who stumbles upon a dark secret while trying to discover why all copies of a mysterious author's books are being systematically destroyed.

Shadows on the Moon

Shadows on the Moon
Author: Zoe Marriott
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 0763659932
ISBN 13: 9780763659936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows on the Moon Book Review:

A powerful tale of magic, love, and revenge set in fairy-tale Japan. Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to re-create herself in any form — a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama? Or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens? Or is she Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to use her skills to steal the heart of a prince in a revenge plot to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her, not even the one true aspect of her life- her love for a fellow shadow-weaver.

The Way of Shadows

The Way of Shadows
Author: Brent Weeks
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780316040228
ISBN 13: 0316040223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Shadows Book Review:

From NYT bestselling author Brent Weeks comes the first novel in his breakout fantasy trilogy in which a young boy trains under the city's most legendary and feared assassin, Durzo Blint. For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art--and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned to judge people quickly--and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics--and cultivate a flair for death. Devour this blockbuster tale of assassination and magic by Brent Weeks, which has delighted readers all over the world--with over one million copies in print! Night Angel The Way of Shadows Shadow's Edge Beyond the Shadows Night Angel: The Complete Trilogy (omnibus) Perfect Shadow: A Night Angel Novella (e-only) The Way of Shadows: The Graphic Novel For more from Brent Weeks, check out: Lightbringer The Black Prism The Blinding Knife The Broken Eye The Blood Mirror The Burning White

Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1250027438
ISBN 13: 9781250027436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow and Bone Book Review:

Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken to become the protegâe of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.

King of Shadows

King of Shadows
Author: Susan Cooper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0689845782
ISBN 13: 9780689845789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King of Shadows Book Review:

Only in the world of the theater can Nat Field find an escape from the tragedies that have shadowed his young life. So he is thrilled when he is chosen to join an American drama troupe traveling to London to perform A Midsummer Night's Dream in a new replica of the famous Globe theater. Shortly after arriving in England, Nat goes to bed ill and awakens transported back in time four hundred years -- to another London, and another production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Amid the bustle and excitement of an Elizabethan theatrical production, Nat finds the warm, nurturing father figure missing from his life -- in none other than William Shakespeare himself. Does Nat have to remain trapped in the past forever, or give up the friendship he's so longed for in his own time?

The Shadow Lines

The Shadow Lines
Author: Amitav Ghosh,Amitav
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN 10: 0143066560
ISBN 13: 9780143066569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shadow Lines Book Review:

Opening in Calcutta in the 1960s, Amitav Ghosh's radiant second novel follows two families -- one English, one Bengali -- as their lives intertwine in tragic and comic ways. The narrator, Indian born and English educated, traces events back and forth in time, from the outbreak of World War II to the late twentieth century, through years of Bengali partition and violence, observing the ways in which political events invade private lives.

American Baby

American Baby
Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 0735224692
ISBN 13: 9780735224698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Baby Book Review:

“Powerful… Tells a singular story to illuminate a universal truth.”--The New York Times Book Review The shocking truth about postwar adoption in America, told through the bittersweet story of one teenager, the son she was forced to relinquish, and their search to find each other During the Baby Boom in 1960s America, women were encouraged to stay home and raise large families, but sex and childbirth were taboo subjects. Premarital sex was common, but birth control was hard to get and abortion was illegal. In 1961, sixteen-year-old Margaret Erle fell in love and became pregnant. Her enraged family sent her to a maternity home, and after she gave birth, she wasn't even allowed her to hold her own son. Social workers threatened her with jail until she signed away her parental rights. Her son vanished, his whereabouts and new identity known only to an adoption agency that would never share the slightest detail about his fate. Claiming to be acting in the best interests of all, the adoption business was founded on secrecy and lies. American Baby lays out how a lucrative and exploitative industry removed children from their birth mothers and placed them with hopeful families, fabricating stories about infants' origins and destinations, then closing the door firmly between the parties forever. Adoption agencies and other organizations that purported to help pregnant women struck unethical deals with doctors and researchers for pseudoscientific "assessments," and shamed millions of young women into surrendering their children. Gabrielle Glaser dramatically demonstrates the power of the expectations and institutions that Margaret faced. Margaret went on to marry and raise a large family with David's father, but she never stopped longing for and worrying about her firstborn. She didn't know he spent the first years of his life living just a few blocks away from her; as he grew, he wondered about where he came from and why he was given up. Their tale--one they share with millions of Americans--is one of loss, love, and the search for identity. Adoption's closed records are being legally challenged in states nationwide. Open adoption is the rule today, but the identities of many who were adopted or who surrendered a child in the postwar decades are locked in sealed files. American Baby illuminates a dark time in our history and shows a path to reunion that can help heal the wounds inflicted by years of shame and secrecy.