In the world of Early-onset Alzheimer's, here is a book all about life, love, and hope.Broken Beauty is the story of Sarah Smith's mother—known as "Beauty" to her family—and her family's journey through the devastating world of Early-onset Alzheimer's. Smith was a young mother in her thirties when her own mother's illness struck, so the family's shock and pain at the disease's manifestations is nearly unbearable. Not only is Beauty still young and fit; she is also Sarah's best friend. This powerful and personal story about a daughter facing the unthinkable and the love she found to carry her through will touch the hearts of everyone who reads it. Sarah Bearden Smith is a housewife, mother of three, and a woman of deep faith, who has lived in Texas all her life. Sarah was born and raised in the Houston area, and remained there until her departure for the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a speech communications major, varsity...
In Episode One of the series, we learn about Michael Vengeance, a.k.a. “The Black Jester.” Michael’s expert skills in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, knives, and Chinese throwing stars elevate him to the most lethal member of the team. Subject to violent mood swings due to his identity disorder, the other Jesters struggle to keep him in check while they enact their duties.The Kings of New Orleans are viciously fighting for control of the city, sending the crime rate skyrocketing. Among them, a benevolent doctor called the French Quarter King uses his resources to employ colorful Jesters to achieve his mission. Having groomed them from scared boys into strong, confident, dangerous men, their talents in mortal combat, law enforcement, and political leadership serve their King well. As victims of a horrific crime committed while Hurricane Katrina raged against the city, the Jesters didn’t realize their fates would be sealed on that chaotic August day in 2005. Now, over 10 years later, their King’s operation is in full swing.In Episode One of the series, we learn about Michael Vengeance, a.k.a. “The Black Jester.” Michael’s expert skills in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, knives, and Chinese throwing stars elevate him to the most lethal member of the team. Subject to violent mood swings due to his identity disorder, the other Jesters struggle to keep him in check while they enact their duties.The Black Jester becomes the police’s main suspect in the murders of dozens of shady businessmen in the city. On the run and scared, a young woman named Rose White finds herself caught up with the vigilante and entangled in the perilous power struggle within the city. The Black Jester’s instinct to protect the young woman may cause her more harm than good as he struggles to reconcile his personalities.To the misfortune of the Jesters, one man catches a glimpse of their operation. Detective Ron Jenkins of the New Orleans Police Department is able to tie Rose to the aggressively hunted vigilante. He must determine her role in the situation in hopes he can find out who the Black Jester is before the body count reaches epic proportions.
Nearly a year has passed since Scott and Bailey’s Christmas wedding. Now they are expecting joy in the form of twins!
The day arrives for the opening of Barkley House, a missionary retreat provided by Bailey’s inheritance, but an unspeakable evil descends upon Bailey as she awaits her ride to the opening ceremony. Scott can’t find her.
Shocking revelations accompany Bailey’s ordeal. Will she ever find joy again?
Poorna Bell was sold the fairytale of life. That love wins the day. That marriage is the rescue to an otherwise unhappy existence. That children are the natural progression of any relationship. But really, is it? Are we actually being honest with ourselves about the expectations we have set for ourselves? Are we able to distinguish between what we really need from life, from everything that we have been conditioned to want? Because the current rhetoric doesn't prepare you for the reality of life. In 2015 Poorna Bell became a widow after her husband Rob took his own life on a winter's night, having battled depression and addiction. Her situation was unusual when compared to a lot of people, but she was left figuring out exactly the same things. Will she ever be happy? Will she find love again? Who will rescue her from her sadness? Two years on and Poorna is rebuilding her life. And it is from this place – as she works towards choosing what she does...
A cross country train trip proves to be the most dangerous trip Rachel Payne has ever taken. Plagued by nightmares and unable to eat or sleep, she begins to feel like she's losing her mind. Then, she and six other passengers become trapped in a train car by a sadistic, demon-possessed young man. Rachel is faced with betrayal and death as the demon threatens to murder them all.33 year-old Rachel Payne is on her way to start a life new. Divorced, childless, and penniless, Rachel has nothing to show for her life, and nothing to lose. The life she has been living never felt right to her. She went to college, got a job, got married, had a house and cars, tried to have children but couldn't. While she tried to fit the mold of a “normal” woman in society, she always felt there was something else out there, waiting for her.The 51 hour train route from Chicago to San Francisco proves to be the most dangerous trip she’s ever taken. Plagued by nightmares and unable to eat or sleep, she begins to feel like she's losing her mind. Then, she and six other passengers become trapped in a train car by a sadistic, demon-possessed young man. Rachel is faced with betrayal and death as the demon exposes the passengers' deadly sins and threatens to murder them all. Armed with only an innate ability to identify the demon for what it is, Rachel endures the first of many horrors that will inevitably consume her life.
Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year, and untold multitudes in Canada, China, Russia, and Australia.Mary Beth Pfeiffer shows how we have contributed to this growing menace, and how modern medicine has underestimated its danger. She tells the heart-rending stories of families destroyed by a single tick bite, of children disabled, and of one woman's tragic choice after an exhaustive search for a cure.Pfeiffer also warns of the emergence of other tick-borne illnesses that make Lyme more difficult to treat and pose their own grave risks. Lyme is an impeccably researched account of an enigmatic disease, making a powerful case for action to fight ticks, heal patients, and recognize humanity's role in a modern scourge.
People who suffer from unwanted intrusive thoughts often worry about what those thoughts mean—leading to an unfortunate cycle of shame, anxiety, and depression. In this important workbook, a renowned psychologist presents a targeted, transdiagnostic approach for moving past unwanted mental intrusions, and teaches readers how to change the destructive patterns responsible for the persistence of anxious and depressive thinking.
It is Ibiza 1997 and rave culture is at its peak. A period of dancing and hedonism forges an unbreakable bond between six friends: an unshakeable tribe is formed.
Armchair Fiction presents extra-large editions of classic science fiction double novels with original illustrations. The first novel is "Sinbad: Through Time and Space," written by a very underrated science fiction and fantasy author, Chester S. Geier. American Singleton Bade would have never imagined that gigantic bird-like creatures could exist in the cold, hard reality of the 20th Century. Furthermore, Bade never would have dreamed that one of these creatures would take him on a roller coaster ride back through time, to a place reminiscent of the fanciful worlds of “The Arabian Nights.” Was he hallucinating or was it real? He soon realized that not only was this new world real, but that his winged companion, a mythical creature known simply as a “roc,” had brought him there for a purpose—there was only one man who could thwart the plans of the evil prince, Meznir—and that man was Singleton Bade, known to his comrades simply as “Sinbad.” Before long Bade found himself caught up in a web of deadly intrigue—an intrigue that would pit the forces of good against evil and send him hurtling into the depths of outer space. The second novel is “The Enormous Room” by science fiction icons, H.L. Gold and Robert W. Krepps. “The Enormous Room” was first published in Amazing Stories, the November issue, 1953. Howard Browne was the editor, having taken over the position from Raymond A. Palmer at the beginning of 1950. Browne was given the job of taking Amazing away from the pop gun style of sci-fi that had been Palmer’s stock and trade for many years. “The Enormous Room” was a fine example of the new direction the magazine had taken. Here’s his original blurb: One big name per story is usually considered to be sufficient. So when two of them appear in one by-line, it can certainly be called a scoop; so that’s what we’ll call it. H. L. Gold and science-fiction go together like a blonde and a henna rinse. Robert Krepps is also big time. You may know him also under his other label—Geoff St. Reynard, but a Krepps by any name can write as well.