The Secret by Beverly Lewis
(Seasons of Grace, Book 1)

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In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. Why does her mother weep in the night? Why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong? Then, in one startling moment, everything Grace assumed she knew is shattered. Her mother's disappearance leaves Grace reeling and unable to keep her betrothal promise to her long-time beau. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment. Heather Nelson is an English grad student, stunned by a doctor's diagnosis. Surely fate would not allow her father to lose his only daughter after the death of his wife a few years before. In denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County--the last place she and her mother had visited together. Will Heather find healing for body and spirit? As the lives of four wounded souls begin to weave together like an Amish patchwork quilt, they each discover missing pieces of their life puzzles--and glimpse the merciful and loving hand of God.

About Beverly Lewis

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Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country, is a former schoolteacher, an accomplished musician, and an award-winning author of more than eighty books, many of which have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. Her novel The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado.
Published March 1, 2009 by Bethany House Publishers. 368 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Self Help. Fiction

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/ There once was an artist who needed to paint as much as he needed to breathe.” Bass’s text about Walter Anderson structures some sequential sentences with parallel beginnings, creating a sense of layered depth.

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''No matter which way she went,'' Nathan writes, Dare Wright ''would be devoured -- either by loneliness or by Edie's wrath -- if she were to align herself with a man.'' Instead, she aligned herself with Edie, becoming part of ''Edie-Dare,'' as her mother signed letters.

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Also encouraging girls to dress up and act out their fantasies is Kristen Hall's I'm a Fairy Princess!

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Suite 101

This inspirational story centers around the disappearance of a mother and wife and the impact on her family and the Amish community.

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-- and that since 1973 great science fiction has come both from within the genre and without: On one side of the genre divide, sf was being written at the highest levels of ambition, on the other, writers came to use the materials of sf for their own purposes, writing fiction that is clear...

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Science News

By taking an all-inclusive look at human cells, Wolpert offers a portrait of their seemingly chaotic workings—how cells use checkpoints, backup systems and clever defenses to keep people alive.

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Grasping For The Wind

... Though heavily researched, this volume is not a critical paper or academic ... Science fiction writers will get a kick out of some of the examples ...

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Mises Institute

They are strongly committed, vaguely, to some position on the spectrum [of equality] but they offer no reason why they are so intensely committed to this value .

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