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A Light to My Path (Refiner's Fire) (Volume 3)
Lynn Austin

Bethany House Publishers, 2014

Lynn Austin takes readers on a dramatic journey through the Civil War years in her award-winning Refiner's Fire series. Told in three unique perspectives--Southern, Northern, and slave--each book offers a riveting and eloquent exploration of a nation and its people grappling with racism and injustice. With writing rich in historical detail, Austin brings to life the compelling journeys of characters confronted with the risks and sacrifices their ...


Very Charleston: A Celebration of History, Culture, and Lowcountry Charm
Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

Algonquin Books, 2003

Cobblestone streets leading to perfectly preserved historic homes. Intricate wrought-iron gates opening to lush, fragrant gardens. A skyline of steeples and a river harbor bustling with schooners and sailboats. Charleston is one of America's most charming cities. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique: White Point Gardens, the Spoleto Festival, Rainbow ...


Missing: A Folly Beach Mystery
Bill Noel

iUniverse, 2013

Sixty-year-old retiree Chris Landrum has simple needs: stay healthy, avoid sunburns, and steer clear of vacationers on the small South Carolina island where he hopes to live out his remaining years. But when local teenager Samuel Perkins pulls Chris aside and tells him he just witnessed the kidnapping of a beauty queen right off Folly Beach, Chris wonders if his hopes for a peaceful retirement have just disappeared with the sunset. While Chris ...


The pink motel.
Carol Ryrie Brink

Macmillan, 1959


Forbidden (Southern Comfort Book 2), 2013

Special Agent Clay Copeland lives his job. As a behavioral specialist with the FBI’s Investigative Support Unit, his days are spent traveling the country assisting other law enforcement agencies with their most disturbing and difficult cases. Clay excels at his work, maintaining an easygoing affability and sense of humor despite his frequently gruesome job. Until one case goes terribly wrong… Shaken by the loss of a young child whose ...


Charles Towne (The Keepers of the Ring Book 5)

HuntHaven Press, 2009

"An unforgettable journey . . .[that] will certainly intrigue and encourage!" -- Beverly LaHaye "Powerful stories rich with historical detail and compelling characters." -- --Francine Rivers, novelist "Angela Elwell Hunt single-handedly sets a new standard for inspirational historical romance with her high quality of writing." -- Romantic Times, May 1998 Concluding the Keepers of the Ring series, CHARLES TOWNE follows the exploration ...


Two Statues

Saint Benedict Press, 2014

Masterful storytelling from Catholic fiction author Brian Kennelly, Two Statues is the story of belief in what is unbelievable! Buck Washington moved to the quiet shores of Edisto Island, South Carolina to retire and live out his life in peace. Instead he found a mysterious violin-playing neighbor named Walt...and an adventure he would never forget. A thousand miles away in Worcester, Massachusetts, Father Peter Moore is suffering a crisis ...


Susan Mason's Silver Service
Susan Mason, Barrie Scardino

Pelican Publishing, 2006

Known for her creative and imaginative meals, Susan Mason has catered parties for the most exclusive private homes and social clubs, on airplanes, in cemeteries, on movie sets, and in secret hideaways for the rich and famous. Her clients have included Tom Hanks, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, and Clint Eastwood. Here, Mason offers over 80 recipes, as well as useful tips, quotes from celebrity clients, and anecdotes of her varied ï delicious and ...


The Dog Diet, A Memoir: What My Dog Taught Me About Shedding Pounds, Licking Stress and Getting a New Leash ...

HCI, 2006

Boy does Ms. Lawson know dogs! Fantastic book for dog lovers and anyone who wants to stay in shape and lighten up their lives to boot! --Richard Simmons We live in a diet-obsessed age, when we lose five pounds just to gain ten, delude ourselves that the next exercise contraption we buy from that midnight infomercial will finally take that extra inch off our thighs, and become convinced that the latest diet fad of beet soup and goat's milk ...


Ready or Not (The Ready Series Book 4)

JL Berg, LLC, 2014

Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Prescott left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she’s worked and fought for everything she’s earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind. Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help ...


Dot Jackson

Novello Festival Pr, 2006

Late one night in the spring of 1929, a young Charleston society matron named Mary Seneca Steele goes to bed while considering what to wear for her suicide. Now, suddenly seized by an other worldly fiddle tune playing in her head, she arises, steals her children and her husband’s new Auburn Phaeton, and sets out on a journey of enlightenment, which begins with learning to drive.


The Velvet Shadow (The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor #3)
Angela Elwell Hunt

WaterBrook Press, 1999

THE HEIRS OF CAHIRA O'CONNOR SERIES - BOOK THREE It is said that as Cahira, daughter of the great Irish king Rory O'Connor, lay dying of a wound from a Norman blade, she lifted her hand toward heaven and beseeched God that others would follow-breaking forth from the courses to which they are bound to restore right in this murderous world- To Kathleen O'Connor, Cahira's story was nothing more than a legend-until research divulged that the tale ...


Mr. Carter's Sword, 2013

Set in the present day American South, Ken Webb's debut novel reconnects aging U.S. Army Rangers with a haunting incident from their Vietnam past. Four Rangers were killed, and others were seriously wounded when North Vietnamese regulars overran two Tango Company Ranger teams in December of 1970. Four decades later, emotions explode when an old Ranger's deathbed letter claims black marketeers--a U.S. Army captain and a South Vietnamese liaison ...


Gullah Images: The Art of Jonathan Green

University of South Carolina Press, 1996

This is a collection of 180 images from artist Jonathan Green. He paints the world of his childhood amongst the Gullah people of the South Carolina barrier islands. He reveals an awareness of the social and natural environments in which we live, elevating the everyday and celebrating the social.


Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns
John Massengale, Victor Dover

Wiley, 2013

"The best streets in the world's villages, towns, and cities—whether modest or grand—continually remind one that simplicity is part of the recipe for success in this art. The advice of Victor Dover and John Massengale, their historic examples and their own designs, reflect that simplicity." —From the Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales “Street Design  is a lucid, practical and altogether indispensable guide for envisioning and ...


My 35 Years in Uniform A Memoir
Mr. Raymond F. Wright Jr.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

This book chronicles my life as a teenager and how the Marine Corps not only changed my life forever, but prepared me for a long career in law enforcement. I chronicle every assignment in almost six years as a Marine, then every assignment during my 29+ years as a cop. The candid stories told are both harrowing and humorous and involve true life incidents that include injury and death. This unique book covers two careers that are rarely written ...


Magnolias: Authentic Southern Cuisine
Donald Barickman

Gibbs Smith, 2006

Donald Barickman brings his contemporary take on Southern flavors to the table at Magnolia's Restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. Following up his successful first book, Magnolia's Southern Cuisine, Barickman offers this new, expanded edition and long-awaited sequel, bringing forth over fifty new mouth-watering recipes while retaining many of the most popular originals. Chef Barickman's resource guide and easy-to-follow recipes make this ...


Dead Weight

Joggling Board Press, 2009

In one of America's most beautiful cities, an ugly crime has been committed. Based on events that took place in Charleston, South Carolina a hundred years ago; Dead Weight tells the story of the murder of a Jewish merchant, the black man accused of the murder and the white populace primed for a hanging. Into these real events, steps a fictional character. A reporter from New York is assigned to cover a story with would seem to be a fait ...


Ladies In Low Places
Mary Ann Henry

South Light Press, 2014

Set in the mythic, South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, each story in this unforgettable collection captures the moments in women's lives when they must confront some aspect of their authentic selves. Whether they're seventeen or seventy-nine, the characters bring to life the 'grit, wit, and it' of the southern female psyche as they search for home, family, and love - often finding that rock bottom may be the best foundation from which to move ...



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