Wil Johnson is a typical teenager whose strong belief in all things magical is born out of the sorrow in his life. While still mourning the loss of his father, Wil meets Cassia, a mystical being from the realm of clouds, whom only he can see and hear.
EVERY WOMAN IS BORN WITH POWER! We live in the age of low-rise jeans, belly-button rings, and backless shirts. Many girls and young women today could not even define the word modesty, let alone tell you how to live it out. Teen girls often ask: Why can't I wear what everyone else is wearing? My parents are hung up on their old sense of fashion. Times have changed, why can't I? Isn't is really the guy's problem if he is tempted? In a fresh and trusted voice, Dannah Gresh has a new message for them: modesty itself is a delicate yet formidable power. In Secret Keeper, she teaches that modesty not only issues a challenge for one man to romantically earn your virtue, but it also expresses your love for and obedience to God. Includes The "Truth or Bare" Fashion Tests and Fashion Challenges that will resonate with a teen girl.
Peyton Stratford is her family’s unofficial keeper of all things secret, from the petty and mundane to the potentially life-changing. But Peyton is keeping a secret of her own. And it’s a doozy. Pastor Brice Northam is used to hearing secrets. After all, it’s part of his job description. But he’s about to hear one that’s going to challenge him almost as much as his feelings for the person confessing. Peyton needs some serious help from Brice, but how much does she dare tell him? And what, exactly, is Brice hiding from Peyton—and himself? Clearly they both have some serious soul-searching to do. But maybe, just maybe, the answer to secrets isn’t silence. Or more secrets. Maybe it’s love. * * * Note: While the Secret Keeper series does feature some characters who are Christian (the hero is a pastor, so that’s a dead giveaway), it is not a Christian romance in the traditional sense, and some characters find themselves in adult situations and using strong language. Not that the pastor approves! But he’s fallen in love with a complex, modern woman whose life is anything but predictable. If you think you could too, then dive in. Bring your sense of humor and your compassion, and then hold on for the emotional ride of your life!
Phillip, a 16-year-old, has been lingering on the edge of the magic world since he was a child. The magic was the main reason he and his best friend Alexis had a fight and did not talk for years. As everything that lingers close to the edge, Phillip will fall in to the world he doesn’t know so fast he won’t even have time to scram. Alexis, a 16-year-old witch, has been born it to the world of magic. She belongs to one of the larges houses of witches known. Powerful and hot headed red haired witch will soon find out that the peace between good and evil, the one that was lasted 500 years, is coming to the end. Alexis has always known she was different than most of the witches her age. At the age of 16 she already controls three elements and is capable to do things that even the older witches can only dream of. The Evil has been planning and waiting for hundreds of years to come and clam what they think its theirs. It will stop at nothing and it will take no prisoners. They will cross boundaries that should not be crossed and infiltrate itself so close to the girl who could stop them once and for all. They will go that far as to possess and curse Alexis cousin and warrior just so they could stop her. To save her cousin and try to stop the Evil in their plan Alexis will find help in most unexpected people. People who never had any connection to magic or Alexis world will start to gain powers that were long forgotten even in the Magical world of witches and warriors. Phillip being pulled in the world of Magic, along his older twin brothers, is one of those unexpected help that Alexis and her sister need. Phillip will gain a power that has been sleeping since the last big war, make a connection to Earth and become the first Secret Keeper in five hundred years. Phillip, along with his brothers and two of Alexis best friends will find themselves in a secret world, that was hiding in the plane sight, that they do not understand, but fell in love as soon as they enter it. As the young as being reckless and trying to stop what is coming, the old are having the hard time believing that the Evil is rising. They believe that Alexis and her friends are just having a wild imagination, until a battle with a Valkyrie princess Vigora happens. The secret keeper will bring magic closer than ever, introduce the reader to mystical world of controlled elements and show that the help to fight Evil sometimes comes from those you least expected.
In poems that memorialise and celebrate both the extraordinary and every day with unnerving clarity, Kerry Hammerton traverses the landscapes of loss and living, recalling the weight of past loves, new life and imminent death. Hers is the poetics of honesty: an un-filtered account of dying paired with the burning urgency of youth and sex. Hammerton fuses each tenebrous poem with the wryness of its counterpart, balancing joy and mourning in a harmony that echoes the human experience. Unflinching and daring, The Secret Keeper is a collection that sings.
Delphi Keep is awash in activity, and for Ian, Theo, and Carl, their safe haven might be nearing its end. The Royal Navy has taken the keep to use as a hospital and the tunnels running under the keep and the castle are ideal to set up a central communications outpost for the approaching war. The earl is happy to help the effort, but now the keep is no longer safe for the orphans and they must be evacuated to his winter residence. Ian, Theo, and Carl know that if they're sent away, they'll no longer be protected. But more important than their safety is deciphering the third prophecy. All clues point to a quest. The orphans don't know where they must go, but they know they must rescue the Secret Keeper. To do that, however, they need to work out who this Secret Keeper is. And what, exactly are the secrets he's keeping?
By the time he realized that his wife's killer was in his grasp, it was too late. By the time he ran for help, they chased him from Hemingway's Walloon Lake to the sultry sands of the Caribbean. Snubbed by the authorities, scorned by his patients, he turns to the woman of his future with ties to his past. They all had a secret to tell; they all had a secret to keep. Find out what it was. Chris Zimmerman at his unbridled best: another devilishly clever tale of revenge, adventure, and romance, set amidst northern Michigan's most familiar landmarks. Cut from the same cloth as Intentional Acts, Zimmerman's second work, The Secret-Keeper, takes you on a whirlwind ride of a Mt. Pleasant widower and his quest to avenge his wife's death.
From National Book Award finalist, Mitali Perkins, comes a dramatic tale about a displaced Indian family in the 1970s. When Asha’s father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba’s brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta. Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions. Asha knows this is temporary—just until Baba sends for them. But with scant savings and time passing, the tension builds: Ma, prone to spells of sadness, finds it hard to submit to her mother- and sister-in-law; Reet’s beauty attracts unwanted marriage proposals; and Asha's promise to take care of Ma and Reet leads to impulsive behavior. Asha’s only solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and where she begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door—against the rules of the house. Asha can hardly believe that she, and not Reet, is the object of Jay’s attention. But when tragedy strikes, Asha must make a painful choice that will change their lives forever “Well-developed characters, funny dialogue, and the authentic depiction of spunky Asha's longing for romance and female self-determination, set in a culture that restrains women's choices, make this book an attractive pick.”—School Library Journal "Achingly realistic."—Kirkus "An intimate and absorbing drama.”—Publisher's Weekly "Heartbreaking and hopeful." —ALA Booklist