The Paradise of Glass
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Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany--known around the world as the "paradise of glass"--is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition. Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did--cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.
Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman’s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger’s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck—is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.
The Paradise of Revenge is a sizzling psychological drama novel of judicial corruption, passion, uncommon courage and the dramatic love story of young Josefina Camarillo. Seduced by Satan’s whispered promise to restore her precious innocence, devout young Josefina turns her back on God and schemes her wicked biblical revenge on Shy Lanier, the teenaged son of the man she believes brutally raped and disfigured her. Meanwhile, the dazzling and brilliant Lonnie Lanier, the devoted wife of Josefina’s convicted rapist, swallows her pride and morality to work undercover in a Lawyers Only escort service gathering the evidence she needs to prove her husband’s innocence and to bring to justice the ruthless courthouse crime family that framed her husband. Share the passion of devout young Josefina Camarillo—uncensored, uncut, as it happened—as she schemes her wicked biblical revenge. Live this intimate, emotion-packed story of dear sweet Josefina, her battle with Satan ́s emissaries and her discovery of Truth— *We are never alone *God is everywhere *Love is the ultimate revenge The Paradise of Revenge presents love, sex, passion and romance on the bed of judicial corruption in a powerful story with a shocking and heartfelt resolution, a story inspiring courage and faith, a story that will haunt you for years. A bold, capitivating book you ́ll enjoy reading twice—once for the mind and again for the heart. A scintillating read for you and your friends. Visit the author at www.Authorsden.com/richardleeorey
The first monograph on the work of a groundbreaking artist in stained glass.
Essays deal with the terror of munitions, country life, owls, clouds, mountains, rocks, tools, men and women, violence, and jury duty
Born during the Cuban revolution in 1959, Yocandra learns that for a woman to survive in the world of communist machismo she must use all her assets--her body, her wits, and most importantly her ability to transform disillusionment into wonder.
Tempestuous and beautiful Wanda Miles, daughter of Ruth and Stephen Miles (or so she thinks), aspires to more than the life of a debutante, but the trouble is she doesn't know precisely what she wants. Then her aunt Marie, the family's renowned glassblower, arrives from Lauscha, Germany, and Wanda decides that learning about her ancestry may hold the key to her future. When Marie accidentally reveals a long-held secret about Wanda's parents, Wanda goes to Lauscha to unravel the truth. While Marie finds herself increasingly swept up in New York City's bohemian social scene—catching the eye of a handsome young Italian in the process—Wanda explores a past she never knew in the village of her mother's youth—and begins to build a life that she never expected. A sweeping tale that takes readers from the small town of Lauscha to the skyscrapers of New York and the sun-kissed coast of Italy,The American Lady is a tribute to the enduring power of family and what we'll do in the name of love.
In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic—and sparkling possibilities—of the craft of glassblowing. As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man's world, but how to remain true to themselves—and their hearts—in the process.
Can one live without money, relationship and religion. How will life be without anyone of them and what will be the purpose of living if one cannot accumulate wealth, build relations and have a religion to follow, living like equals without being recognized for any achievements. All our life we lived generating wealth, thriving for even more, entwined with relations of our own since birth, developing more through marriage, having children. We remain eye-centric towards elevating our own, ignoring and eliminating those who rightly deserve, who can uplift our life and society. We feel proud of our religion ridiculing others and get agitated violently with a meager deviation, fearing loss of self esteem and wrath of our God. Entrapped at an alien planet astronaut Andrews, Nancy and Ben finds themselves in a planet where people live a life free from wealth, relationship and religion and all necessities are available free of cost just like paradise where anything is available at a beacon and none accumulates wealth nor they need to maintain a relationship, living happily without any worry or anxiety. Yet these three astronauts find life too boring and purposeless, yearning to return back to their planet where recognition and applaud lures.
I had a curious sense of being watched. June 1914 and a young woman - Clara Waterfield - is summoned to a large stone house in Gloucestershire. Her task: to fill a greenhouse with exotic plants from Kew Gardens, to create a private paradise for the owner of Shadowbrook. Yet, on arrival, Clara hears rumours: something is wrong with this quiet, wisteria-covered house. Its gardens are filled with foxgloves, hydrangea and roses; it has lily-ponds, a croquet lawn - and the marvellous new glasshouse awaits her. But the house itself feels unloved. Its rooms are shuttered, or empty. The owner is mostly absent; the housekeeper and maids seem afraid. And soon, Clara understands their fear: for something - or someone - is walking through the house at night. In the height of summer, she finds herself drawn deeper into Shadowbrook's dark interior - and into the secrets that violently haunt this house. Nothing - not even the men who claim they wish to help her - is quite what it seems. Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier, this is a wonderful, atmospheric Gothic page-turner. A deeply absorbing, unputdownable ghost story that's also a love story; for readers who love Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger; Frances Hodges Burnett's The Secret Garden; Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace; Jane Harris's The Observations.
The glasshouses of the nineteenth century represent a remarkable confluence of opposites in architecture and technology. The architecture was designed to create an artificial climate in which people could return to paradise, and yet the technical means employed were also basic to the century's developing industrial grime -the other side of paradise. Enriched by more than 700 illustrations, Houses of Glass chronicles these pristine structures as they evolved from hothouses into exhibition halls, ballrooms, and theaters. Georg Kohlmaier is an architect and Barna von Sartory a sculptor. They have collaborated on many books and articles on contemporary architecture.
Definitive novel of the "Lost Generation" focuses on the coming of age of Amory Blaine, a handsome, wealthy Princeton student. Fitzgerald's first novel and an immediate, spectacular success. Note.