Willow Creek had been his home since he was just eight years old. It had taken them five years to move out of the abandoned schoolhouse on the property and finally move into their farmhouse. He remembered those early days of hardship ...
Author: Erika Taylor
Set against the backdrop of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, young George Byram is more than ready to leave his distant father and harsh life at Willow Creek, his family's farm in rural Idaho. Just as World War I ends, George's life begins to unravel when his mother dies suddenly from influenza, and the rest of his family becomes ill. Unable to cope with the grief and responsibility of his young children, George's father makes a drastic decision that further alters the course of the family's life. In his darkest hour, George must now make an unimaginable choice. Keeping Willow Creek is a coming of age story that provides a modern-day road map for moving forward after a pandemic. George Byram gives a fresh voice to modern feminism and shows how resilience is possible when we face our grief and embrace the roles we were meant to play.
Author: Roberta C.M. DeCaprioPublish On: 2014-09-12
Friday, August 23, 1843 Willow Creek, Arizona Territory We are home—in Willow Creek. The town is small...not really a town by England's standards. Our home is but two rooms, a bedroom and a room where kitchen and parlor are combined.
Author: Roberta C.M. DeCaprio
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Broken-hearted after losing the only woman he ever loved to another man, Reverend Joshua Holmes returns to England. But after thirty years, he is summoned to Willow Creek, Arizona. His rival has died, and his deathbed request is for Josh to marry Amanda and keep her safe from harm. But he fears she will not accept his steadfast love. Fearing for her life, Amanda Gregory, or Golden Lady to the Apaches amongst whom she has lived, is forced to flee the white agents infiltrating the reservation. Amanda seeks refuge until Joshua arrives from England. Once she sees him again, her heart reawakens, and she believes true love could happen a second time around. But just as she becomes Joshua’s wife, she worries she will again be made a widow by the enemies from her past.
Ed helped dig the well and put a hand pump inside the house, along with a porcelain sink with pipes to drain it. ... For the next few months, the residents of the Willow Creek area made occasional visits to the newlyweds' home.
Author: Wendie Kryselmire
It is the 1870s in the picturesque community of Willow Creek, Missouri. To casual observers and westward-moving settlers, the town is a bustling, rural community. Beneath its quiet surface, however, ill feelings are beginning to fester between two of its citizens. Hardworking farmer Samuel Sindell and his three sons already possess a large farm on which they grow crops and pasture herds. But Samuel is not satisfied and wants acreage belonging to the easygoing miller, Amos Becker. Samuel, who is undeterred by Amos’s reluctance to sell, uses underhanded manipulation to acquire the land. Unfortunately, his quarrelsome attitude and exploitations spark strong resentment in Amos. When Samuel’s animosity and Amos’s passive needling slowly reduce their relationship into a feud, the rift between the families grows as greed, pranks, and vandalism escalate and threaten to divide the community. In this compelling historical tale set in late 1800s Missouri, the future of Willow Creek hangs in the balance as two stubborn citizens and their families engage in what is about to become a life-changing battle over one hundred and sixty acres.
It was strange being taken 'home' and not knowing where 'home' was. My mother must have noticed my anxiety because she started talking just as we were getting on the freeway. “I was planning on staying with you for a while, ...
Author: Rose Mary Greive
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Emily Kirkpatrick was on her way home to the small town of Willow Creek, Texas when an eighteen-wheeler truck suddenly lost control, skidded down a hill, and knocked her car into a ditch. After spending a week in a coma she awoke to find there were pieces of her past she could not remember; three years worth. Through the help family, friends, and the reading of her own diaries she is able to start putting the pieces together. The largest piece however seems to be missing, along with her fiancé. Now she must face her past, and the fear that she may never see her fiancé again. If she does, will she even remember him?
The snow was too deep and falling too rapidly to send the children home so we've been camped out with Abigail and Morgan ever since. My husband is probably beside himself." She laughed. "Being stuck at home alone with our young son has ...
Author: Lily Graison
Publisher: Lily Graison
Running from a life she no longer wanted… Widowed with two young children, Keri Hilam is desperate to escape her abusive brother in law, going so far as sneaking away in the dead of night in hopes of finding a better life. She never regrets leaving, not even when they find themselves stranded, starving, and alone. Fate brings them to Willow Creek, Montana, where they're rescued by an unlikely hero, an ex-confederate soldier who seems more monster than man. Hiding from a past he can't seem to forget… The war leaves Noah Lloyd scarred and bitter. When the girl he left behind broke his heart, he turned his back on the life he used to know, and sought refuge in a dusty little town that afforded him the solitude he wanted. Finding a woman and her kids hunkered down in an abandoned line shack in the middle of a blizzard is the last thing he needs. They're ragged, half starved and vulnerable, but he's determined to leave the trio in the care of the town marshal. Can a future together erase all the pain… But the innocence of a child at Christmas breaks through Noah's hard exterior and Keri's tender care allows him to see that life may be worth living. All he has to do is let go of his past and let this unlikely family love him.
The group homes in Pearl, along with Willow Creek group homes in other locations, were constructed in the mid-1980s, when Beverly moved to the Right to Succeed group home in Hattiesburg. The home in Pearl was built to accommodate twelve ...
Author: Doris Barnes Brown
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Family & Relationships
“My Special Angel, Miss Beverly Ann Brown,” is a story celebrating the life of a person who was born in 1962 and diagnosed at birth as a “Mongoloid,” later known as Down’s syndrome. At that time many “mentally retarded” persons as they were referred to, were institutionalized at birth or kept at home as “closet children.” Because they were believed to be unteachable, there were no schools or vocational workshops to even try to teach them. Change was coming and I believe that God’s purpose for Beverly on earth was to be a part of that change of the attitude toward and the mistreatment and neglect of the mentally challenged. Even at a young age, Beverly was a blessing spreading God’s love with her hugs to everyone she met. Through her experiences on her life’s journey and her desire for independence, this red-haired, energetic, beautiful lady was instrumental in helping to pave the way for other mentally challenged persons. At age fifty-five, when Beverly had fulfilled her mission and purpose on earth, God called her home.
“Let's take this to my house and then we can see the Reverend and talk to him. You can also see your new house for the first time.” Ben said with a grin. The couple walked to Ben's house, and he put things away while Summer looked over ...
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Ben Hastings decides it is time to settle down with a wife and places an ad in the newspaper. Summer Alexander was a school teacher who was fleeing from a corrupt man who wanted her for himself. Happiness and someone to love is what this pair is after. This book is set in the 1850's Montana.
Author: Janice Jordan ShefelmanPublish On: 2015-03-18
This is the sequel to Janice Jordan Shefelman's "A Paradise Called Texas," and the second book in her popular early Texas trilogy. Illustrated by Tom, Karl & Dan Shefelman.
Author: Janice Jordan Shefelman
Publisher: Eakin Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A summer of drought and epidemic illness in 1847 forces Mina, Papa, and his new wife, Lisette, to move on from Fredericksburg, Texas, to a larger land grant deep in Comanche territory. This is the sequel to Janice Jordan Shefelman's "A Paradise Called Texas," and the second book in her popular early Texas trilogy. Illustrated by Tom, Karl & Dan Shefelman.
“I don't care what you're doing when the whistle blows, you head for home right then.” “The girls' supper time? And what about you?” “With summer coming on, the light's going to last longer and I can get some work done on my best claim.
Author: Maggie Osborne
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Ten years ago Angie Bartoli eloped with Sam Holland. But before their impetuous marriage even began, they were torn apart by chance. For Angie, the gold band on her finger is a constant reminder of the man she could never forget. Aiming to find her husband and resolve their relationship once and for all, Angie sets out on the adventure of a lifetime. In a small Colorado town, Angie discovers that her young groom has grown into a man--still handsome, irresistible, and infuriating as ever . . . and now the father of two young children. Forced to become a temporary family, Sam and Angie are surprised to find a deeper love awakening between them--one that could require more than they are willing to give if they are to forge a lasting new life on the American frontier.
Available only at www.willowcharts.com *A Place to Call Home Artist: Greg Ferguson/Willow Creek Music Album/Label: Leave a Light On/Willow Creek Music; A Place to Call Home/Word; Maranatha! Style: Gospel ballad Tempo: Slow, ...
Author: Scott Dyer
A comprehensive listing of service-tested programming material designed to supplement a church's creative process of service planning. Second edition.