• Fiction

Seven Sisters


Author: Monica L. Bullock
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781502378897
Category: Fiction
Page: 158
View: 4593
Carrie Jo has a secret—she dreams about the past. The handsome and wealthy Ashland Stuart has hired her to uncover the history and the secrets of Seven Sisters, an aging antebellum mansion in sultry downtown Mobile, Alabama. A series of dreams, an untimely death and the betrayal of someone she loves lead her back in time to uncover the truth about a missing young heiress and a web of secrets. Will Carrie Jo slip into the shadows of Seven Sisters, following in the ghostly footsteps of the lost young woman, or can she solve this tragic mystery and find her own happiness?

    • Fiction

Seven Sisters


Author: Earlene Fowler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101501251
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1828
Meet Benni Harper…a spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and folk-art expert who’s staking out her own corner of the contemporary American West. She’s got an eye for murderous designs—and a talent for piecing together the most complex and cold-blooded crimes. When Benni’s stepson announces his plans to marry into the wealthy, influential Brown family, she and her husband are invited to the Browns’ sprawling ranch, Seven Sisters, to celebrate the engagement. But the party takes a tragic turn when a member of the esteemed family is murdered. While trying to unravel the feuding clan’s tangled past, Benni uncovers a shocking pattern of tragedy—and stitches a hodgepodge of clues into a very disturbing design. . . Seven Sisters, a challenging pattern that features a single six-pointed star surrounded by six identical stars, was most likely inspired by an observation of nature—the Seven Sisters is a loose grouping of stars in the constellation Taurus. Although the stars in the cluster appear to be close together, they are, in fact, quite far apart.

Seven Sisters Collection


Author: M. L. Bullock
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535566025
Category:
Page: 426
View: 9262
When historian Carrie Jo Jardine accepted her dream job as chief historian at Seven Sisters in Mobile, Alabama, she had no idea what she would encounter. The moldering old plantation housed more than a few boxes of antebellum artifacts and forgotten oil paintings. Secrets lived there-and they demanded to be set free. When young, wealthy Ashland Stuart offered Carrie Jo the job, he had no idea that she had a secret of her own. Carrie Jo dreams about the past. An unexpected accident takes Carrie Jo back in time as a witness to life at the plantation over 150 years ago. An impassioned plea from Ashland puts Carrie Jo in a precarious position as the two work together to find a missing heiress, the young and beautiful Calpurnia Cottonwood. A collection of journals and a series of dreams give Carrie Jo all the clues she needs to find the missing girl, but both a present-day danger and one from the past try to stop her. Will Carrie Jo solve the mystery of the house, or will she pay the ultimate price? Volume 1 includes Seven Sisters, Moonlight Falls on Seven Sisters, and Shadows Stir at Seven Sisters.

    • Fiction

The Twilight Before Christmas

A Novel
Author: Christine Feehan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743480279
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 4112
Seven sisters...and a legacy of magical secrets. Bestselling novelist Kate Drake is one of seven sisters gifted with amazing powers of witchcraft. Returning home in time for her northern California town's annual Christmas pageant, Kate catches the spirit of the season and decides to open a bookstore in a charming but run-down historic mill. Decorated former U.S. Army Ranger Matt Granite, now a local contractor, doesn't mind working in the undeniably eerie house -- not if it means getting closer to Kate. There's something about the quiet, sensual woman that powerfully attracts him. When an earthquake cracks the mill's foundation and reveals a burial crypt, Kate senses that a centuries-old evil has been unleashedŠand that it's coming after her. Though Matt vows to guard her from dusk till dawn, Kate knows she will have to summon all of her and her sisters' powers to battle the darkness threatening to destroy both Christmas and the gift of soul-searing passion her hometown hero wants her to keep forever....

    • Christmas stories

A Christmas Carol


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christmas stories
Page: 82
View: 9072
Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

    • Fiction

Marry Me at Christmas

A charming holiday romance
Author: Susan Mallery
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1488022798
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8880
Wish upon a Christmas star in this sparkling Fool's Gold romance! To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy—until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner! Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and “ordinary” Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful.

    • Fiction

Seven Days of Us


Author: Francesca Hornak
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 0451488768
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 687
"Sharply funny."--People Only the most extraordinary circumstances can reunite the Birch family for the holidays... It's Christmas, and for the first time in years the entire Birch family will be under one roof. Even Emma and Andrew's elder daughter--who is usually off saving the world--will be joining them at Weyfield Hall. But Olivia, a doctor, is only coming home because she has to. She's just returned from treating an epidemic abroad and has been told she must stay in quarantine for a week...and so too should her family. For the next seven days, the Birches are locked down, cut off from the rest of humanity, and forced into each other's orbits. Younger, unabashedly frivolous daughter Phoebe is fixated on her upcoming wedding, while Olivia deals with the culture shock of first-world problems. As Andrew sequesters himself in his study writing scathing restaurant reviews and remembering his glory days as a war correspondent, Emma hides a secret that will turn the whole family upside down. In close proximity, not much can stay hidden for long, and as revelations and long-held tensions come to light, nothing is more shocking than the unexpected guest who's about to arrive...


    • Cooking

Christmas at Grandma's

Cherished Family Memories of Holidays Past
Author: Gooseberry Patch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1620931745
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
View: 6329
Snowflakes are swirling, carolers are singing and shoppers are crowding into shops...Christmas is coming! If you're like us, you'd love to recreate the holiday magic you remember from Grandma's home, but don't have all day to spend in the kitchen. Christmas at Grandma's is filled with simple-to-make recipes for every festive occasion. For Christmas morning breakfast, serve Christmas Sausage Soufflé and Overnight Sticky Buns. After sledding or cutting down the tree, warm everyone up with mugs of Yellow Pea Soup. An open-house buffet with Ambrosia Cheese Dip and Grandma's Cocktail Nibbles is perfect for merrymaking with friends. Busy-day dinners are a snap with Granny's Baked Macaroni & Cheese or Mom's One-Pot Chicken Supper. Make the big day special with Nonna's Christmas Eve Spaghetti, Mama's Baked Brown Sugar Ham or Tangy Glazed Chicken. Ginger-Orange Cranberries and Corn & Broccoli Casserole round out a festive menu. What we all remember most about holidays with Grandma is the desserts, right? Try family favorites like Cranberry Cream Pie and Apple Spice Cake...yum! Cookies are a must, so we've rounded up Sugar Doodle Drops and Chocolate Gingerbread Men. They're so much fun to make and eat! You'll also find sweet memories of holidays gone by, plus clever tips for sharing Christmas with your kids or grandkids.

    • Ghost stories

The Stars That Fell


Author: Monica L. Bullock
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517772345
Category: Ghost stories
Page: 198
View: 6772
When Carrie Jo and Ashland Stuart uncovered the truth about the ghosts of Seven Sisters, they were sure that the supernatural activity would end. When they return home to Mobile after their honeymoon, they soon realize they were wrong-not everyone is at rest. Something or someone is reaching out to the dream catcher. And this time, lives are in the balance. After a tragic accident, Carrie Jo uses her gift to help a hurting friend in a new way-with hair-raising results! In a true good-versus-evil showdown, Carrie Jo witnesses the ghosts of the past struggle with one another. What will she and her friends have to sacrifice for evil to be defeated? Describe by one reviewer as "Classic, southern, ghost storytelling at it's finest," the books of the Seven Sisters series have received hundreds of 5-star reviews. The Stars that Fell is Book Four in the series.

Seven Sisters


Author: Molly Cutpurse
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409211762
Category:
Page: 137
View: 732

    • Family secrets

Shadows Stir at Seven Sisters


Author: M. L. Bullock
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781511407441
Category: Family secrets
Page: 138
View: 5777
Seven Sisters, an antebellum restoration in downtown Mobile, has come to life recently...and not in ways historian Carrie Jo Jardine had expected. After battling and surviving a dangerous encounter with a visitor from the past, Carrie Jo and Seven Sisters' handsome owner Ashland Stuart have one last mystery to uncover. Where is Calpurnia Cottonwood? Risking it all, Carrie Jo once more puts her dream catching gift to work. She returns to the past, searching for clues, and she's determined to finally put this family secret to rest.

    • Fiction

What Happens At Christmas


Author: Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420132687
Category: Fiction
Page: 401
View: 9456
From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: An unconventional Victorian lady, a daring deception, and “the perfect holiday treat” (The Chicago Tribune). Camille, Lady Lydingham, requests the pleasure of your company at a festive house party in the English countryside, as she endeavors to coax a marriage proposal from Prince Nikolai Pruzinsky of Greater Avalonia. Given the nature of the hostess’s eccentric relatives ,they will be played by a troupe of actors hired to impersonate a proper Victorian family. What a clever way to fool the prince! And gate-crashing, distractingly handsome first loves like Grayson Elliott are most unwelcome. But nothing about Camille’s charade goes as planned. Tonight, at Millworth Manor, games will be played, motives will be revealed, the masks will come off, and hearts will be lost—and won—in the most romantic, magical season of all. “Alexander’s divine Victorian Christmas confection provides an abundance of wit and warmth.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “With . . . delightfully entertaining characters and an impeccable sense of comic timing worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan, Alexander presents readers with a splendidly sexy holiday gift.” —Booklist

    • History

Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges

Feminist Values and Social Activism, 1875-1915
Author: Joan Marie Johnson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820334685
Category: History
Page: 229
View: 5164
From the end of Reconstruction and into the New South era, more than one thousand white southern women attended one of the Seven Sister colleges: Vassar, Wellesley, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, Radcliffe, and Barnard. Joan Marie Johnson looks at how such educations—in the North, at some of the country’s best schools—influenced southern women to challenge their traditional gender roles and become active in woman suffrage and other social reforms of the Progressive Era South. Attending one of the Seven Sister colleges, Johnson argues, could transform a southern woman indoctrinated in notions of domesticity and dependence into someone with newfound confidence and leadership skills. Many southern students at northern schools imported the values they imbibed at college, returning home to found schools of their own, women’s clubs, and woman suffrage associations. At the same time, during college and after graduation, southern women maintained a complicated relationship to home, nurturing their regional identity and remaining loyal to the ideals of the Confederacy. Johnson explores why students sought a classical liberal arts education, how they prepared for entrance examinations, and how they felt as southerners on northern campuses. She draws on personal writings, information gleaned from college publications and records, and data on the women’s decisions about marriage, work, children, and other life-altering concerns. In their time, the women studied in this book would eventually make up a disproportionately high percentage of the elite southern female leadership. This collective biography highlights the important part they played in forging new roles for women, especially in social reform, education, and suffrage.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Christmas Memory


Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385392761
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
View: 9364
A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman, with enormous love and friendship between them.

    • Fiction

The House of the Seven Sisters

A Novel of Food and Family
Author: Elle Eggels
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060565756
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 4617
When Martha and her six sisters are abandoned by their father following their mother's untimely death, the family bakery becomes their only means of survival. Martha, the eldest, is forced to lead the household and take on the responsibilities of her missing father. Witnessed through Emma, Martha's daughter from a failed marriage, The House of the Seven Sisters follows the siblings as they mature and, eventually, leave the bakery in search of self-fulfillment and love. Each sister, however, will return to the fold, heartbroken and disillusioned after her chosen man -- the married mayor, the cowboy con man, the hunchbacked boy next door -- fails to stand the test of time. Together they turn heartbreak into hard work, transforming the bakery into a bustling supermarket, but just when success seems near, turmoil erupts, threatening the happiness and contentment they'd long suffered to achieve. A quirky and heartwarming story of family, fate, and food, The House of the Seven Sisters is the enchanting tale of seven mysterious women who, both independently and as a family, try to come to terms with the past and carve a path for the future.

    • Cooking

Christmas in Texas


Author: Elizabeth Silverthorne
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890965788
Category: Cooking
Page: 224
View: 3924
A unique book of different ethnic groups that have come to Texas. This book shows how Texans have celebrated Christmas for over 4 centuries, during good and bad times.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Search for the seven sisters


Author: Time-Life for Children (Firm)
Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780809492879
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 55
View: 6058
Grandmother GiGi, her grandchildren, and her dog travel around the world in search of her seven sisters, each of whom must be found among the illustrations of a particular country's clothing, food, sports, and other cultural facets.

    • Fiction

The Shadow Sister

Book Three
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476759952
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 4298
"Riley's engaging and mezmerizing story of self-discovery and love...can be perfectly read as a standalone. This book will appeal to readers of Edwardian novels and Jane Austen-style fiction." —Library Journal (starred review) “[Lucinda Riley] is a master of plotting… This substantial book is a surprisingly quick and easy read, with engaging characters, a tantalizing glimpse of Edwardian society, and dual storylines that are inventive and intriguing.”—Historical Novel Society In this spellbinding novel, two independent women—separated by a hundred years but linked by forces larger than themselves—discover the secrets of their birth in the spellbinding third book of an epic series by New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley. Star D’Aplièse is at a crossroads in her life after the sudden death of her beloved father—the elusive billionaire, affectionately called Pa Salt by his six daughters, all adopted from across the four corners of the world. He has left each of them a clue to their true heritage, and Star’s clue leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a new journey. A hundred years earlier, headstrong and independent Flora MacNichol vows she will never marry. She is happy in her home in England’s picturesque Lake District—just a stone’s throw away from her childhood idol, Beatrix Potter. But when circumstances carry her to London, and into the home of one of Edwardian England’s most notorious society hostesses, Alice Keppel, she finds herself a pawn in a larger game; forced to choose between passionate love and duty to her family. That is, until a meeting with a mysterious gentleman reveals answers Flora has been searching for… Star’s voyage of discovery takes her deep into Flora’s remarkable story, and into her own past. But the more she uncovers, the more Star begins to question herself, and her place in the world. Ideal for fans of Downton Abbey and the historical fiction of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah, The Shadow Sister is the “perfect curl-up-in-an-armchair read” (Daily Mail) for anyone who wants to travel through the lush English countryside and explore the lives and loves of the British aristocracy.