This historical drama, part true, part fiction, is based on the mysterious lives of the author's maternal grandparents', Walter and Winifred, spanning most of the twentieth century. Encompassing the Boer Wars, the end of the Victorian era and the Titanic tragedy, the characters not only travel onwards through these times but also to the colonial outposts of the British Empire. As the first book of a trilogy, Whispers Through Time introduces the personalities, dreams and motivations of Winifred and her family. The mysteries that surrounded her life in the past intrigue her real-life grand-daughter, Heady, who tries to unravel them in the present day. Why did young Winifred leave London alone on a ship to travel to Australia? Why especially in June 1912, just months after the Titanic tragedy? Where did her brother, Oscar, disappear to without a trace? And what happened to her beautiful younger sister, Francesca, after her tragic love affair? Time is an ever-present theme that waxes and wanes like a tide throughout lives. There are the what-if moments, the only if moments and the sad reality that past and present generations can never meet, forever separated by time.
Communication is the key to peaceful, effective interactions between parents and children. When normal childhood behavior is viewed as normal instead of something to be corrected and controlled, communication creates the bridge to developmentally appropriate growth, maturity, and independence. Written by best-selling parenting and children's book author and mother of six, L.R.Knost, 'Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood' is a rethinking of mainstream parenting's perception of normal childhood behaviors coupled with simple, practical approaches to parent/child communication at each stage of development from tots to teens.
Whispers Through Time begins eight months after historian Julia Pickett stepped across a threshold in 2015 and inexplicably found herself in Civil War era Missouri, circa 1863. Julia has since married Zeb Bonard, the charismatic young outlaw she met that fateful August day. Now Zeb's brother Luke is finding it increasingly more difficult to resist the call of that portal through which Julia came to them. But, Luke has a secret agenda that transcends a simple craving to experience the 21st century Julia has so vividly described to them. He wants to meet Julia's sister, Anna, who bears an uncanny resemblance to a girl Luke once loved. Luke returns from his final foray into Julia's time sans Anna to find Zeb is missing. In addition, the town is overrun with federal troops intent on flushing out any remaining Southern sympathizers-foremost among these being alleged bushwhackers Zeb and Luke Bonard. But these two crises pale in significance to the discovery of a family secret that shakes the brothers' world forever as past and future collide. Whispers Through Time is a fast-paced blending of history and romance with more than its share of twists and turns. It's a triple hanky experience.
Kurt Richard is trying to stop the looting of Indian ruins in modern-day Colorado when he slips down a cliff face--and into the 19th century. Now he's trying to help a widow save her ranch. But can he save his own heart?
He had been patient. Too patient. It was past time he laid his eternal burden down. Throughout human history there had never been a time closer to the one in which the curse had been borne. The world was still so far from what it had once been, but the forces of the universe were bringing the elements back into balance. The ancestors would have their due. Ancient wrongs would be righted. The guilty would be punished. But first, two halves of one soul must be reunited. This time what was meant to be would not be stopped. This time love will find a way. This time, he would have rest.
On the Virginia plantation Poplar Ridge, seven-year-old Sarah witnesses the murder of her father Geoff Cameron. Sarah refuses to speak, and drawings of her father's death become her only means of communication--until she reveals that Geoff continues to read her stories. Are the ghostly whispers a figment of a bereaved little girl's imagination, or can Sarah really speak to the dead? The search for answers leads Sarah's mother, Chris, on a whirlwind journey through time. In the age of Reconstruction, Chris must unravel the web that binds Geoff's murder to the violent demise of his ancestor George Cameron. She leaves a diary for Geoff, hoping to break the chain of tragic events, only to find that Sarah holds the link between the worlds of the living and the dead.
The first time Tiffany Abernathy travels through time is in 1898, right before her parents are killed. An automobile runs their carriage off the road. Tiffany is thrown into a nearby tree, while her parents plunge to their deaths at the bottom of a ravine. As Tiffany hangs from its limbs, the tree is struck by lightning; strangely, Tiffany finds herself transported decades into the future. It wont be the last time. Although Tiffany eventually returns to 1898, in 1910, an even bigger shock comes her way. Directly following her wedding, an electric shock sends her to the year 2011. Tiffany understands what has occurred, but her great-granddaughter, Kate Dixon, does not. Suddenly, Kate finds herself transported to the year 1910. Not only that, but she is inhabiting the body of Mrs. Tiffany Abernathy Nichols. A modern science experiment has created a black hole deep beneath the surface of Portland, Maine. Time travel occurs through this black hole, but the ramifications are much more severe than body-swapping. Because of the black hole, the trajectory of Earth in 1910 has been thrown into the path of Halleys Comet and certain destruction. Will Tiffany and Kate be able to fix what has been done, or will they also die, each trapped in the body of the other?
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 'Wise, witty and utterly delightful. A book with a big, beating heart' Laurie Penny 'A beautifully written, funny, moving, life-affirming piece of wonder' Julie Hesmondhalgh Miriam hasn't left her house in three years, and cannot raise her voice above a whisper. She still lives in the shadow of her dead mother... But today she has had enough, and is finally ready to rejoin the outside world. Meanwhile, Ralph has made the mistake of opening a closet door, only to discover that his wife Sadie doesn't love him... And so he decides to leave his home. Miriam and Ralph's chance meeting in a wood during a summer storm leads to an unusual friendship, and quirky twists. Rachel Elliott's loveable characters confront the hardest things in life with delicious humour and steady courage. Because sometimes, our over-connected world can seem too much for just one person...
Brimming with romance, adventure and vivid historical detail, Christina Courtenay does for the Vikings what Diana Gabaldon's Outlander and Clanlans does for Scottish history. The bestselling author of Echoes of the Runes spins a thrilling and epic new timeslip tale, perfect for fans of Barbara Erskine. Time is no barrier for a love that is destined to be. When jewellery designer Sara Mattsson is propelled back to the ninth century, after cutting herself on a Viking knife she uncovers at an archaeological dig, she is quick to accept what has happened to her. For this is not the first Sara has heard of time travel. Although acutely aware of the danger she faces when she loses the knife - and with it her way to return to her own time - this is also the opportunity of a lifetime. What better way to add authenticity to the Viking and Anglo-Saxon motifs used in her designs? As luck has it, the first person Sara encounters is Rurik Eskilsson, a fellow silversmith, who is also no stranger to the concept of time travel. Agreeing that Sara can accompany him to Jorvik, they embark on a journey even more perilous than one through time. But Fate has brought these two kindred spirits together across the ages for a reason... Praise for Christina's pacy, evocative and romantic, Echoes of the Runes and The Runes of Destiny, out now: 'An absorbing story, fast-paced and vividly imagined, which really brought the Viking world to life' PAMELA HARTSHORNE 'A love story and an adventure, all rolled up inside a huge amount of intricately-detailed, well-researched history. Thoroughly enjoyable' KATHLEEN MCGURL 'Prepare to be swept along in this treasure of an adventure! With a smart, courageous heroine and hunky, honourable hero at the helm, what's not to like?' KATE RYDER 'Highly recommended for lovers of historical romance and timeslips, it's another absorbing read. 5 stars' GEORGIA HILL 'An amazing page-turner filled with superb historical detail, it had me gripped from the first page to the last - I absolutely loved it!' CLARE MARCHANT 'The Runes of Destiny seals Christina Courtenay's crown as the Queen of Viking Romance. This sweeping tale takes us on Linnea's journey through the centuries, and will leave you wanting more. By Odin's crow, I declare this is a 5 star that readers will love!' CATHERINE MILLER 'Every story Christina Courtenay spins is better than the last and every world she creates is more real. I loved The Runes of Destiny!' SUE MOORCROFT 'This book has brought the 9th century world alive to me and made me desperate to read more about it' GILL STEWART